Liquidity squeeze hurts NBFCs

What’s up with NBFCs? Shares of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) have witnessed a steep fall in recent weeks after concerns over whether they can successfully meet their short-term dues. Housing finance companies (HFCs) in particular have seen their shares punished severely over fears of a severe liquidity crisis. Dewan Housing Read More …

CBI dispute: All you need to know

Context: In the latest development in the ongoing spat at the Central Bureau of Investigation, Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana have been “divested of all powers” and Joint Director M. Nageshwara Rao has been put in-charge with immediate effect. Who is the interim Director? Mannem Nageshwara Rao, Read More …

Why the Railways must be tougher on trespassing

What happened? On October 19, at least 60 people died and over 70 were injured after being run over by a train near Amritsar. The tragedy struck as a group of Dasara revellers gathered on the rail track to watch the burning of a Ravana effigy and were hit by a train Read More …

Love frees you from greed and discontent

An ancient Tao thought says: “Choose a job you love – and you won’t have to work a day in your life!” The first secret of success is: Don’t work just for wages, work for the love of God. You can work too, for the love of humanity, or for Read More …

Harmony in relationship

Love is an indispensable element in every harmonious relationship, but the secret in such relationships is to minimise expectations, because where expectation creeps in, disappointment will naturally follow. In a healthy relationship, there will be some form of expectations. We can learn to keep these to a minimum and raise Read More …

The four stages of forgiveness

The first stage of forgiveness is hurt. Someone has been unfair to me and I cannot forget it. I feel hurt. The hurt keeps on throbbing within me. My ego is hurt. A woman met a holy man and confessed that she resented a prominent sister of the community. The Read More …

The quality of mercy in a friendship

Many of us may sport colourful bands on our wrists on ‘World Friendship Day’ tomorrow, in a rite of ‘global rakhi’. Whether we do or we don’t, the gods offer much material if we want to review the notion of friendship on the occasion. Shiva, for one, is known as ‘Asutosh’, meaning Read More …

What Is Compassion?

Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is definedas the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering. Compassion is not the same as empathy or altruism, though the concepts are related. While empathy refers more generally to our ability to take Read More …

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2017: General Studies Paper – 4 Question Paper

SECTION – A Q1. Conflict of interest in the public sector arises when (a) official duties, (b) public interest, and (c) personal interest are taking priority one above the other. How can this conflict in administration be resolved? Describe with an example. (150 Words, 10) Q2. Examine the relevance of the following in the Read More …